This is the daily timetable for the virtual Autistica Research Festival. All festival events will be held online using Zoom. You must register to attend any of our events. Register for your free tickets on the Festival Eventbrite page.

All sessions will be recorded and shared after the festival.

The programme features a mixture of talks, panel sessions, workshops and even a fundraising pub quiz!

Alternatively, download a PDF programme.

Friday 3 July

10:30 - 11:45

Cognition in autism: Implications for practice in the Criminal Justice System (and beyond)

Keynote talk followed by Q&A

Speaker: Dr Katie Maras

14:30 - 17:30

'Taking an interdisciplinary approach to autism and neurodiversity' panel session

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19:30 - 20:30

"Virtual General Knowledge Quiz" social event

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Monday 6 July

10:00 - 12:00

'Quality of life, stress and wellbeing' panel discussion

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14:30 - 17:15

'Mental Health and co-occurring conditions' panel discussion

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Tuesday 7 July

10:00 - 12:30

'Physical health and basic science' panel discussion

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13:30 - 15:00

Autism research and coronavirus workshop

Chair: Dr Sarah Cassidy

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Wednesday 8 July

10: 00 - 12:30

'Accessing education (across the lifespan)' panel discussion

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15:30 - 17:00

Citizen Science Project Webinar with our sponsor, FUJITSU

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Thursday 9 July

10:00 - 12:30

'Communication, language and building relationships' discussion panel

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Friday 10 July

10:00 - 11:00

Understanding and preventing suicide in partnership with autistic people

Keynote talk followed by Q&A

Speaker: Dr Sarah Cassidy

11:10 - 12:10

Exploring the unknown: Uncertainty, Anxiety & Autism

Keynote talk followed by Q&A

Speaker: Professor Jacqui Rodgers

12:15 - 12:45

End of festival, closing talk

Speaker: Dr James Cusack

When registering the order form will ask you to select every session that you wish to attend. Make sure to select them all (or go back and re-register for the missing sessions) as if you aren't registered for a session you won't receive the information needed to join.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email

Thank you to our sponsors, FUJITSU for helping us make this all happen